layering drums

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Getting the perfect drum sound is one of the hardest things to do in the studio. This is a constant source of headaches for sound engineers all over the world. If you want to record percussions and make it sound new, unique drums need to be employed to produce fresh beats.

And here’s a secret most sound engineers know that the general public doesn’t: sound engineers love to use the low pass filter to reduce inconsistencies in the tracks they record.

One of the reasons why producing excellent drum sounds is a challenging aspect during the recording session is because it is a multi-faceted instrument. A basic drum set is made up of a kick drum, a snare, 2 toms and a crash and ride cymbal. All of these components produce different sounds and because of their close proximity to each other, have the tendency to bleed into one another.

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